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of them helped me to learn a lot more about colleges. i've learned a lot about the chinatown community. in the adopt an alleyway when we bring seniors to different places we help. we did alleyway clean up and put things to work better. i helped planned events. this is really important to me i learned a lot of new skills. even though i'm graduating this year i hope the funds will continue. i have grown so much in the program. thank you >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm with the china development center. for over 20 years we've been developing leaders. our goal is to foster the social responsibility of our youth that the youth helped design. our youth leadership program began with 8 youth who saw a better need for the alleyways. sing then argue i did not recollect program has grown under the adopt an ailing program and you just heard from our leaders. and we're extremely proud of them and the work we do to build our youth leader. we support lots of folks in chinatown into 0 programs for kids living there and a oergs. we provided intensive support to build the leaders
francisco and makes a great difference in the lives of our friends in chinatown and we celebrate their work too and thank you very much for this very important day. [applause] >> so please check that score for me again nancy. our next speaker was once our mayor -- will always be our mayor, one that has served so well in the senate and now while she has a higher calling she still finds time to remind me "make sure i pay attention to the streets of san francisco" but she has also been a great supporter of not only transportation, but this year she's also said we're going to make sure we protect the cleanest water system this country has, our hetch hetchy. please welcome to the stage senator dianne feinstein. thank you very much for being here. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much mayor lee, leader pelosi, jackie spear, david chiu. most importantly i think the finest secretary of transportation we have had, and nancy said what he has done for san francisco. i can tell you this is a secretary for california as well. [applause] whether it's riverside county, whether it's
. we call the richmond district the new chinatown in the 1980's at that time. just being around the tremendous unique neighborhood, and discovering san francisco in the 1980's as i grew up, but i also have been very active as a community organizer. i worked in chinatown, and some first jobs also at the mental health center in the richmond area multi services in the 1980's, and i was also a staff are at the chinatown youth center -- i was also a staffer. a lot of my work has been supporting community empowerment, especially in an immigrant and people of color communities. most recently, i have been teaching at san francisco state. i ran the immigrant rights coalition in the city in the 1990's for several years. i'm also an immigration attorney, and a lot of my passion is supporting in power met for immigrant communities in the city as well. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? supervisor mar: a lot of people bring this up, but is one of the most exciting, culturally diverse places in the world. learning about new cultures and people from different parts of the world, l
. and in chinatown we try to lead programs signatures programs that provide seniors to learn new technology. we start this youth program i would have spent my time at home and not get involved in the community issues pardon i hope i who don't have much in leadership that you will come together and improve the community together to have more youth benefits >> thank you i was the president of the youbt of single occupancy. i'm a bilingual youth and i've been in this program. the reason i stay in the program for 4 years it provides resources for college information and job opportunities. i love how people become successful to go to the college they want to go. i am in the program because i have learned the courage to be here. i worked from fema we're doing the bilingual independence workshop to first names in chinatown. and i'm glad i had the chance to show my public speaking skill. i hope you can restore the funding and help youths like me >> thank you very much any other members of the public wish to commit? i want our city attorney supervisor alluded to it and i appreciate everybody citing we saw a
with chinatown community development and their lottery for mary hellen rogers. hi a low lottery number. i was called in for an interview. i received a letter stating that lease signing would be january 15 -- lease signing, not move in. i was scheduled for spine surgery on that date. prior to that time i was walking with a cane or a walker. i went in and asked for reasonable accommodation to delay the lease signing and i was told i was supposed to move in on january 15 also, so one thing lead to another, and i wound up losing my place in the lottery and my apartment in mary helen rogers. that is briefly what happened. i have written testimony that is longer that goes into detail but it was a stressful, horrendous whole situation that they put me through and they wouldn't give me reasonable accommodation for the american disability act because i was having surgery on that day. >> are you finished? >> yeah. >> can i ask you some questions. have you filed at human rights commission? my understanding is they have to give you reasonable accommodation. >> no. i didn't file with the human
and use sidewalks to get to transportation and our members go to chinatown to run errands or afternoon walks daily. we often hear stories from members getting into accidents on street intersections and they're too slow and cars will honk at them while they're in the intersection with the signal . [speaking foreign language] >> with such a high density of senior housing in district 6 we need longer count downs and with seniors with limited mobility to cross the streets. we must improve the streets so all residents can cross safely and i hope to see more improvements in the future. thank you. >> next speaker. good afternoon. my name is earnteen waters rice. i have been preach to muni for years to get offices talking and traffic offices at first, second and third and i might add sixth street now. there are no cop foot parals. there is insufficient lighting. i live downtown which is the most congested area in the city you know. seniors and disabled are very -- at risk. the worse ones are the speeding bikers that i blow my whistle at everyday because they ride on the sidewalk which
a lot of the same people. we don't have as tourists. we are coming up to street to chinatown. since 1957, we are the only city in the world that runs cable cars. these cars right here are part of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go >>> good afternoon and thank you for coming. i'm delighted to announce that our first effort is unleashed upon the world. [ applause ] . it's only been two-and-a-half years since the moment of conception of this idea. it's an amazing tribute to our community. it reached three levels of impossibility, of getting a permit and designing it and putting it on this structure and the impossibility of getting it funded. it really is a tribute to so many and a lot of faces that i'm looking at this room tonight. it comes down to as always people. i'm going through a few moments here to give a real thanks to people who made this night and the next two years possible. i'm going to
to learn english. for laid-off garment workers from chinatown to ancient, it has allowed them to get retraining so they can support . their families with better income . but it is really an amazing place many of us when we fought for the chinatown campus over the years it was about creating access and opportunities, to create nurses, teachers, mechanics, the professions that keep our city running an economically viable. the 85,000 students are a great testament. the college focus on real strategic approach to social justice is also been a model nationwide in higher education and pulling up economies, a great model for many other immunity cause distress throughout the country. ,but the college is facing a significant crisis perhaps the greatest crisis in is near 80 year history since 2007 the college has been forced to cut 53 million dollars because of the lack of funding at the state level in most recently the schools accreditation has come under threat by the state accreditation committee and gynecologists at city college is way too important to idly stand by. the resolution comes
mark li, after whom the chinatown branch library is named. laura's name also adorns the heart of research and learning. i wonder -- i want to thank laura for generously donating time money and materials, to the chinese historical society, seven cisco public library, and so many other organizations. i happen to hold in my hands a chapter of an anthology called chinese-american history and perspective called born lucky. we are lucky to have benefit from your civil rights advocacy documentation of chinese-american history for serving as an advisor to the friends of roots program, program every year that sends another generation of future chinese-american leaders to find your roots. the saturday laura is going to be honored this incredible network of chinese-american leaders on the occasion of the gala. and because of that i want to present a proclamation that hopefully we will adopt later his program today to declare april 27th, 2013, as laura li day in san francisco. on behalf of the constituents that ever-present in chinatown, you have been an amazing blessing and thank you fo
name is richard you, i'm a resident at chinatown, benny yee, [inaudible] for of years, it drum up some business for the chinatown shopping, and then he have -- benny yee have a very high reputation among our chinese all over san francisco, and when they come into the city matters, you know, planning, streets, other activities, he would give his advice, his wife, we respect it and most of the times, it is very useful, and i'm a retired postal worker, but i do not represent the post office. i have lots of guys working in the postal station on 22nd avenue and, you know, the postal worker always have to bring that, you know, mail, that delayed package, so i hope you will place whatever it is from the at&t elsewhere, do not block the people going in and out of the post office. thank you. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment? please step forward. >> good evening. my name is thai ho, i'm the donut owner and i'm [inaudible] almost every day, and it's very hard to open the side door because the big box over there and i see it as a lot of -- you know across the street, that's an op
to chinatown. claudia wong tells us why this equipment will not be put to work right away. good afternoon, claudine. >>reporter: good afternoon, tori. yes, there are two drills that will make this central subway in san francisco a reality. behind me you are looking at just part of one of them. they've working on that for the last little bit here, getting it prepped and ready. that piece you're looking at by itself weighs 120 tons and it's one part of about 20 different parts that will make up this drill that will be over 300 feet long when it's completed. however, assembly takes a while. it's going to take weeks to put it together. >>reporter: before the drilling comes the prep work and the assembly of the drills that will create the tunnels of san francisco's central subway. >> prepping at first, definitely. there are a lot of machine surfaces that have a corrosion inhibitor and it has to be removed before they can get it assembled. they're getting it all cleaned up. >>reporter: there are two drills. they were built in china by a company based in ohio. their job, dig twin tunnels that
unrealistic -- and among the five is the chinatown option and now we're told that other circumstances have neg ated -- therefore we're having to have our own community meeting inviting you and experts that you referred to but we've never seen any reports as to why chinatown has become infeasible so it's going to disrupt us for years and years and i want you to think about that thank you. >> thank you. next speaker please? >> john horn followed by ron collins and mark gruber. >> i wrote 2 letters to chris, hiaschi i was very surprised how mr. -- conducted the session. the process was so narrow and ridged. he lost track of a half hour during the whole session and tried to make it up but didn't do a good job of it. there were at least 4 drivers in my group who were clearly not native english speakers and i was wondering if the focus group took that into consideration they didn't seem to be listening at all any way the focus group is flawed and there's very little actual exchange going on i asked twice about what the mta is doing regarding practical enforcement of the cease and desist order d
incentive to expand the city's network. a project by way of tunnel leading into chinatown by way of north beach. in december the first streetcar was driven into the tunnel. just two years after its berth, muni had added two lines. and k, l and m lines that span out from westportal. in 1928, the j line opened heading west to the beach. in 1944 san francisco voters finally approved muni take-over of the market street railway. by then motor bus and trolley bus improvement had given them the ability to conquer san francisco's hills. after the war most of the street-car lines would be replaced with motor or trolley bus service. in 1947, the mayor recommended replacing two lines with motor coaches. and it appeared that san francisco's iconic cable cars had seen their final days. entered mrs. cluskin, the leader to save the cable cars. arguing that the cable cars were a symbol of the city, and she entered a charter placed on the november ballot. it passed overwhelmly. the california street cable railway was purchased by the city in 1952. there were cut backs on the cable car system and in 1957 o
francisco of admission bay and the trans bay tower can coexist with chinatown and other quiet west side neighbors. infrastructure as most of you know is near and dear to my heart. i drafted our cities first blue print to up grade our infrastructure. and in the last two years we've got funds now for the water supply to be ready for the next earthquake. in the next few weeks i'll partner together with other supervisors to get the most vulnerable buildings to be retro if i had. the rebuilding of san francisco hospital the largest bond in our history is underway on time and on budget. and just last month we broke ground on the long beach library. next month in this very community will open to new bay view library. thank you lewis herself are a listen ran of the year for 2012. thank you for making our libraries a truly assessable resource for all the families in san francisco. and under the innovative and in partnership with so many park advocates san francisco parks are among the best in the nation thanks to a $100 million from prop e including all those parks along our water front and than
people lost power and the area affected was thy in town polk -- chinatown polk. the area affected was west oakland and 90 people are without power and it should be blaming the outage. paul will have your update and don't forget, you can have a look at our storm tracker 2 on, just click the weather tab on our home page. >>> president barack obama is waking up in san francisco for his second day of bay area of fundraisers. well, that is the close -- that is as close as the public will get allowing the public to see his motorcade pass by in san francis. >> the president was come beg what he has to do with the rest of his term here and it was a great event. >> this morning in atherton the president is scheduled to speak and his departure at fso is set for 140 this afternoon. many are trying to get their mess ands heard. proposed the keystone oil pipeline i would carry oil from texas. they are expected to make a decision on that pipeline this sum iser. >> people don't have that money to go into the room with obama so we have to make sure we are loud to get our message thro
, and this is so important to our families. for many people who live in chinatown, this is their backyard. this is where many people come to congregate, and we are so happy to be able to deliver this project on time and under budget. >> a reason we all agreed to name this memorex center is because it is part of the history of i hear -- to name this rec center, is because it is part of the history of san francisco. >> they took off from logan airport, and the call of duty was to alert american airlines that her plane was hijacked, and she stayed on the phone prior to the crash into the no. 9 world trade center. >> i would like to claim today the center and the naming of it. [applause] >> kmer i actually challenged me to a little bit of a ping pong -- the mayor actually challenge me to a little bit of a ping- pong, so i accept your challenge. ♪ >> it is an amazing spot. it is a state of the art center. >> is beautiful. quarkrights i would like to come here and join them hey, guys. weekly buzz. have no fear because i'm here to break down the top places to be this week. this tuesday come to
how old they are, no matter how little english they know, they know how to get to chinatown, meaning they know how to get to our clinic. 85 percent of our staff is bilingual because we are serving many monolingual chinese patients. they can be child care providers so our clients can go out and work. >> we found more and more women of child bearing age come down with cancer and they have kids and the kids were having a horrible time and parents were having a horrible time. how do parents tell their kids they may not be here? what we do is provide a place and the material and support and then they figure out their own truth, what it means to them. i see the behavior change in front of my eyes. maybe they have never been able to go out of boundaries, their lives have been so rigid to sort of expressing that makes tremendous changes. because we did what we did, it is now sort of a nationwide model. >> i think you would be surprised if you come to these clinics. many of them i think would be your neighbors if you knew that. often times we just don't discuss that. we treat husband and wife
affected was thy in town polk -- chinatown polk. the area affected was west oakland and 90 people are without power and it should be blaming the outage. paul will have your update and don't forget, you can have a look at our storm tracker 2 on, just click the weather tab on our home page. >>> president barack obama is waking up in san francisco for his second day of bay area of fundraisers. well, that is the close -- that is as close as the public will get allowing the public to see his motorcade pass by in san francis. >> the president was come beg what he has to do with the rest of his term here and it was a great event. >> this morning in atherton the president is scheduled to speak and his departure at fso is set for 140 this afternoon. many are trying to get their mess ands heard. proposed the keystone oil pipeline i would carry oil from texas. they are expected to make a decision on that pipeline this sum iser. >> people don't have that money to go into the room with obama so we have to make sure we are loud to get our message
with the earthquake, when people in chinatown said "gosh we're really going to suffer, and if we're going to be participating in our great economy in san francisco we have to find a way for better transportation routes to transfer people up north and down south of the city, and when we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in the plans for the central subway. this project is a vital enhancement of our public transportation system. it's going to significantly improve the movement of tens of thousands of franciscans and if you were here this past weekend when people were predicting it would be jam san francisco instead of san francisco you knew that folks were educated because of the great leadership at our mta, our county transportation, all of our transit systems and were at the highest level of educating the visitors and others to use public transportation. it will work for all of us and as we build the housing units we identified in hunter's point and treasure island and welcome more people to our great city and we a
by side subway tunnels from south of market into chinatown. >> seeing this on tv, i know that history channel and stuff about the machines but now, it's something to see, live, you know? >> the boring won't begin until june because it will take that long just to assemble the machines. the project will extend the metro line from the cal train station into chinatown. >> cloud cover back in parts this morning and cooler but warmed up nicely. >> i think the weekend might be looking good. >> that is a smart guess you made. dreary conditions near the coast and around the bay. you can see live doppler 7 much coastal clouds have pulled away. so we've got sunny skies around the bay right now and into our inland locations but we've got low clouds and fog at the coast north of the golden gate. a live view right now from our sutro camera. blue skies just mid and low level clouds drifting there. temperatures now 59 degrees in san francisco. 65 across the bay and oakland. 67 in san jos yai. another live view from our east bay hills camera. just clouds there as well, lots of blue skies. 68 in liverm
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